Carl Pei, the former co-founder of OnePlus, had been involved in building a startup since leaving the company. Nothing (Carl’s startup) has stated that its first product, the Ear 1 Earbuds, will be unveiled on July 27th, 2021. As Nothing previously noted that it aims to introduce a variety of devices across multiple sectors, including smart home devices, with the Ear 1 earbuds being the first in an ecosystem of their products. The company believes that the earphones market will provide a fertile backdrop as they develop their expertise and plan to explore new product categories as an area of rapid growth.
Carl Pei has posted a picture that appears to be a teaser for the earbuds’ design. The company’s goal is to break down boundaries between humans and technology, resulting in a digital future that looks, lives, and feels like nothing else.
Nothing ear (1), which combines the raw beauty of technology with a distinctive transparent finish, has claimed to provide a pure sound experience and will be available this summer in Selfridges London via Smartech and on Selfridges.com.
The company was founded in October 2020 and raised $7 million in early funding till November 2020 from friends and investors, including Tony Fadell, Casey Neistat, Kevin Lin and Steve Huffman who supported their objective. The company aims to “Creating a seamless digital future by removing barriers between humans and technology.” In February 2021 GV joined the company and invested $15 million in the Series A round, allowing Nothing to continue on their path. The business aims to use the additional capital to grow its staff and operations, spend more in R&D, and launch its community and initial goods in the coming months. As of now, Nothing is owned by GV and is venture-backed. Casey Neistat (YouTube celebrity and Co-founder of Beme), Kevin Lin (Co-founder of Twitch), and Steve Huffman (Co-founder and CEO of Reddit) are among the other investors.